In his “Fahrenheit 451,” Ray Bradbury creates the message that living with information, independent thought, and freedom being restricted leads to ignorance. The video “Why we believe what we read on the internet” relates to the situation in “Fahrenheit 451” because they both involve people not being able to think freely which leads to people who are oblivious to what information is fact and what is fiction. In “Fahrenheit 451”, Faber is a professor that Montag goes to for help so that he can learn to understand what he reads and Faber explains to him that TV “tells you what to think”(80). In the video “Why we believe what we read in the internet” the author states that it is consistently getting harder to figure out “what you can believe and what you can’t” regarding information found on the internet. Both the internet and TV are things that tell us what we should think without giving us a chance to actually think freely about the information we hear and decide if it is real or not. Bradbury uses Faber in the book to explain that when the TV flashes images at you and when you read things from the internet your time to think and analyze things is restricted and you end up just believing what you see. This creates a state of ignorance where people are just straight up told what to believe so that is what they end up believing. Faber also explains that the society they live in has no “quality of information”(81) because all of the information they receive is through the media. When he says this he implies that books have good quality of information, but the TV does not. In the video the author says that people “need to realize that not everything we encounter is true”. What he means by this is that we find lots of information through different websites and lots of it is correct, but much of it is inaccurate and many times it is very difficult to tell this difference between what is fact and fiction. Through both of these types of media people are given the information that others want them to believe rather than what is actually real. The fact that people are given certain information is an example of being restricted from independent thought which in the end leads to ignorance. Our own society can relate to the society in the book because more and more information is becoming controlled and most of us take the easy route and chose to believe what we are told. People become ignorant when their independent thoughts and freedom are controlled by the society in which they live.